John Amulamu Wagabyalile, the supposed Bamasaba cultural leader (Umukuka), has appointed his cabinet despite not being recognised by government.
Wagabyalile was appointed by a faction of Bamasaba to replace late Bob Mushikori as their cultural leader (Umukuka).
But Gender minister Peace Mutuuzo, while attending the burial of Mushikori on Saturday, indicating that as far as the ministry is concerned, nobody has replaced the late Mushikori.
But the Bamasaba Cultural Council, in their assembly held at their headquarters at Malukhu on Tuesday, the Speaker Inzu Ya Masaba, Sr Rose Nelima, claimed the minister has been misled.
Erick Mukhwana, the Public Relations Officer Inzu Ya Masaba, disclosed that the new Umukuka John Amulamu Wagabyalile has already appointed his cabinet following the expiry of the term of office for the current ministers.
They are Geoffrey Wepondi, Prime Minister,Umaru Njofu, the Prime Minister of Bamsaba of Kenya. Others appointed but haven’t been assigned positions are Rose Nelima , Erick Mukhwana, Tom Mayeku, Sarah Maswele, Sera Musoso Baraza, Alice Wafula, Augustine Wamalwa, Jackson Magombe, Jane Wakikona and Perez Matanda among others.
Geoffrey Wepondi, the Sectary General Inzu Ya Masaba, says the appointed officers start work effective immediately.
However, Mike Mudoma, the parallel Umukuka III insists that the election of Wagabyalile contravened the law because the five-year term of all delegates who elected him had expired. He says their petition carries a lot of weight since the culture minister is well aware of the law.